How to see a rocket launch at the Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, U.S.A. ?

how to see a rocket launch at wallops flight facility virginia usa

Wallops Flight Facility is a NASA launch site located in Virginia, U.S.A. Many types of light rockets are launched from the Wallops Flight Facility, like sounding rockets for example. Sometimes you can also see a large scale rocket launch, like an Antares rocket. Enjoy the amazing experience of a rocket launch in this regional spaceport !

Where is the Wallops Flight Facility ?

Wallops Flight Facility

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Wallops Flight Facility 37.941800, -75.462100 Wallops Flight Facility

Address : NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, Building J20 Route, 175 Chincoteague Rd, Wallops Island, VA 23337, U.S.A.

What rockets are launched at Wallops Flight Facility ?

Northrop Grumman Antares 200

NG Antares 200

Orbital Sciences Minotaur V launch

Orbital Sciences Minotaur V

NASA Wallops Visitor Center viewing areas

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and grounds are open during the large-scale rocket launches.

  • 4 miles from the launch pads
  • clear view from ground to sky
  • parking available on a first come, first served basis (plan to arrive 3 or more hours prior to the launch window)
  • two bleachers and an open field
  • bleacher seating available, you can also bring a folding or camp chair
  • Visitor Center exhibit hall is open but the observation deck is closed

What you will see from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center viewing areas :

Other viewing areas in Chincoteague Island

  • Robert Reed Waterfront Park located on Main Street
  • South Main Street to Curtis Merritt Harbor
  • The bike trail near the Museum of Chincoteague

Plan your trip !

Rocket launches schedule and tickets at Wallops Flight Facility

Click on the button below to take a look at the rocket launches schedule on the SpaceflightInsider’s website.


Book your hotel near the Wallops Flight Facility

Images by NASA/Bill Ingalls [Public domain].

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